Indian-Origin Sikh Student Shot Dead In US


San Francisco: A 17-year-old Indian-origin Sikh boy has been shot dead when he was returning home from work, prompting the police to launch an investigation.

The incident took place last week at his home in his garage on Kandinsky Way in California.

The family of Gurnoor Singh Nahal, who was a high-school student, says he was returning home from work when he was shot.

They do not suspect anything was taken and cannot understand the motive behind the attack.

“We cannot imagine it. We are lost,” his uncle Tejinderjit Singh was quoted as saying by the CBS Local News. Mr Nahal’s grandmother found him lying in the garage. She said he cried for help, but it was too late.

“She heard it and it was very loud and I think when she heard that, she came out and then she saw him,” Mr Singh said.

His neighbours say that things like this do not happen in their North Natomas neighbourhood. “It was a young kid. We have kids – a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, so it’s really sad,” said a neighbour, Gil Garcia.

Gurnoor went to Inderkum High and was supposed to graduate this spring.

Police responded to the scene and investigated the area for hours asking witnesses for help. They have not determined a motive in this case, the report said.